Book Review: Recipe for a Story, written and illustrated by Ella Burfoot
Ella Burfoot has been writing and illustrating since she was a child. That alone, should be an inspiration to many children who fill blank notebooks with lots of imaginative stories and illustrations. I am a parent to a child who does exactly this and being able to show them an example of a writer/illustrator who has published their work is wonderful.
Not only is the author a creative inspiration but so is this book. It is a fun story about how to write a story! Children can go through each page and think about whether they have included all the ingredients in their own writing to create a story.
To extend the learning from this book, here are some more suggestions for activities.
- Read the book again and write a list of the ingredients for a story.
- Write a story that includes those ingredients.
- Illustrate the story!
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